Optional GT Advanced Placement Mathematics Examinations

Optional GT Advanced Placement Mathematics Examinations for New Summer and Fall 2020 First Year Students  

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS FOR FALL 2020 WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PROCTORED ONLINE EXAMS.  IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR AN ONLINE EXAM, YOU WILL NEED:

  • RELIABLE INTERNET SERVICE
  • A COMPUTER
  • A WEB CAMERA
  • A PHOTO ID

Please note that while we will maintain privacy as much as possible, students who register for this exam will be asked to agree to a FERPA release.  

Exams will be proctored online in a live session by School of Mathematics faculty.  All exams will be held from 10:00-11:15 AM EDT on the specified dates.  NO MAKEUP TIMES ARE AVAILABLE.  If you register for an exam, please be sure that you will have uninterrupted internet access at that date and time.

Placement exams for MATH 1113 and MATH 1551 will be offered once weekly on FASET weeks in June and July.  Please see the application for detailed dates.

Placement exams for MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1551, MATH 1552, MATH 1553, and MATH 1554 will be offered the week of August 3-7 as follows:

  • August 3 at 10:00 am: MATH 1111, MATH 1113
  • August 4 at 10:00 am: MATH 1551
  • August 5 at 10:00 am: MATH 1552
  • August 6 at 10:00 am: MATH 1553
  • August 7 at 10:00 am: MATH 1554

Eligible students may take up to two exams.  We will email you with the online location prior to your exam time.

Students majoring in CS, CM, ECE, and MATH, or considering majoring in one of these subjects, will not be eligible to take the MATH 1553 exam. These students may attempt the MATH 1554 exam. Please note that these majors require MATH 1554. MATH 1553 is insufficient for these graduation requirements, and will require that students take another linear algebra course to fulfill the degree.

Please note: students who fail the exam for a class that is a prerequisite to another class may not take the test for the following course.  For example, a student who fails the MATH 1551 exam may not attempt the MATH 1552 exam.  Exams may be attempted at most one time.

Applications are due 24 hours in advance for each exam. Please read carefully through the bottom of the page before you apply.

An incoming first year student with College Board AP Calculus credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics credit, French Baccalaureate Mathematics credit, University of Cambridge Mathematics credit, Edexcel Mathematics credit or Scottish Qualification Certificates credit may be awarded credit for MATH 1551, Differential Calculus, or MATH 1552, Integral Calculus (see the AP credit chart). A student may also receive transfer credit if he or she made at least a C in a math class at a college before attending Georgia Tech. For a list of courses that are transferable to Georgia Tech, please visit the transfer equivalency page.

The School of Mathematics will offer optional GT advanced placement mathematics examinations to incoming first year students who wish to test out of MATH 1111 (College Algebra), MATH 1113 (Precalculus), MATH 1551 (Differential Calculus), MATH 1552 (Integral Calculus), MATH 1553 (Intro to Linear Algebra), and/or MATH 1554 (Linear Algebra). The exams for MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1551, MATH 1552, MATH 1553, and MATH 1554 may have both multiple choice and free-response questions.

The GT Advanced Placement exam for MATH 1113 is for students who wish to test out of Precalculus and register in MATH 1551, MATH 1553, MATH 1554, MATH 1564, MATH 1711 or MATH 1712.

If you already have GT credit for MATH 1551 from one of the options listed in the first paragraph, you do not have to take the optional GT Advanced Placement exam for MATH 1551. You may elect to take the optional GT Advanced Placement exam for MATH 1552. Please read the description below to determine whether you are qualified to test out of MATH 1552.

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1111 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

The MATH 1111 exam is open to any student with an old mathematics SAT score of less than 500 or a new mathematics SAT section score of less than 530. If the student passes the exam, he/she will be allowed to register for MATH 1113. No academic credit is granted for passing this college algebra exam. 

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1113 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

The MATH 1113 exam is open to any student with an old mathematics SAT score of less than 600 or a new SAT mathematics section score of less than 620. If the student passes the exam, he/she will be allowed to register for MATH 1551, MATH 1711, MATH 1712, MATH 1553 or MATH 1554. No academic credit is granted for passing this precalculus exam. Consult the MATH 1113 syllabus page.

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1551 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

MATH 1551 exam is open to any student with an old mathematics SAT score of 600 or higher or a new SAT math section score of 620 or higher. If a student passes the MATH 1551 exam, he/she will be given credit for MATH 1551 and will be allowed to register for MATH 1552.

For topics on the 1551 exam, consult the 1551 syllabus page.

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1552 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

MATH 1552 exam is open to any student who has credit for MATH 1551 (see the AP credit chart) or that has passed the MATH 1551 placement exam. If you take the placement exam for MATH 1551 in the morning and the exam for MATH 1552 in the afternoon, but you did not pass the exam for 1551, then your exam for MATH 1552 won't be graded. If a student passes the MATH 1552 exam, he/she will be given credit for MATH 1552.

For topics on the 1552 exam, consult the 1552 syllabus page.

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1553 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

MATH 1553 exam is open to any student with an old mathematics SAT score of 600 or higher or a new SAT math section score of 620 or higher. If a student passes the MATH 1553 exam, he/she will be given credit for MATH 1553.  Student may only attempt one of the exams for MATH 1553 or MATH 1554.

For topics on the 1553 exam, consult the 1553 syllabus page.

Optional GT Advanced Placement MATH 1554 Exam (75 minutes, calculators are not allowed):

MATH 1554 exam is open to any student with an old mathematics SAT score of 600 or higher or a new SAT math section score of 620 or higher. If a student passes the MATH 1554 exam, he/she will be given credit for MATH 1554.  Student may only attempt one of the exams for MATH 1553 or MATH 1554.

For topics on the 1554 exam, consult the 1554 syllabus page.

You can email the Academic Office if you have further questions.

Advanced Placement Credit Table.

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